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technology


  • The Internet at 50: Four Steps in Transforming the Digital World

    by Harlan Lebo

    The internet may have been “born” in October 1969, but it then percolated for years as complex, near-impenetrable masses of data stored in computers around the world. Online technology would evolve for more than two decades before it would become practical for everyone to use. 



  • ‘The Code’ Review: How Green Was the Valley

    by Randall Stross

    As late as the early 1970s, Northern California seemed a long-shot candidate for the center of the computerized universe. A review of Margaret O’Mara's The Code. 


  • E-Carceration: Are Digital Prisons The Future?

    by Christopher Twarowski

    Digital “shackles” have been utilized by the U.S. criminal justice system for more than 30 years but their use has increased a whopping 140 percent throughout the past decade.



  • Is Email Making Professors Stupid?

    by Cal Newport

    It used to simplify crucial tasks. Now it's strangling scholars' ability to think.



  • Digital technology offers new ways to teach lessons from the Holocaust

    by Jennifer Rich

    New advances in learning about the Holocaust through digital humanities offer new ways for American students and teachers – or anyone who cares to learn more about the Holocaust - to learn about an event that took place nearly three-quarters of a century ago.